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Check out our Board Members Tammy and Curtis at the 2019 Chili Cook-off! (They are Elmo and Julia!!)
We're Amazing 1, 2, 3...
At this years’ Boays & Girls Club Chili Cook-off, our theme was the Sesame Street character Julia.
4th of July Luncheon
On July 3rd, 2019, the Arc’s Adult Day Training (ADT) Facility enjoyed a “4th of July Luncheon. Many folks dressed up for the occasion.
(Beverly kickin’ it in the Kitchen.) <chuckle>
Sensory Integration Therapy at The Arc
In February 2019, we were given the opportunity to visit Morgan’s Place & partake in a Sensory Integration workshop. After the tour, we were given $700.00 worth of equipment & supplies to create a “sensory integration space”. The donation was from “Tristan’s Legacy” and made available through The Arc of Florida.
We’ve not seen anything that has so quickly improved happiness levels and lowered the number of our client’s behavioral outbursts like this has! The change has been both astounding and wonderful!
Sometimes, happiness is just being with a good friend.
The Knights of Columbus Donate to The Arc!!
On May 1, 2019, Council #12159, of The Knights of Columbus in Port St. Lucie came out to our Adult Day Training (ADT) Facility to award us with a check for over $1,500!! They raised these funds during their annual Tootsie Roll Drive.
Grand Knight, Fred Daniels said, “We do this every year for The Arc of St. Lucie County. What they do here is so important.”
THANK YOU KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS!!!
March 9, 2019 FP&L rolled up their sleeves to help The Arc! ...and boy did they EVER!!!
Florida Power & Light (FPL) selected The Arc of St. Lucie County as a recipient for their Annual Power to Care volunteer program. On Saturday, March 9th, FPL sent 25+ volunteers out to our Adult Day Training (ADT) facility to help us plant hedges, spread mulch, and beautify the grounds. What they accomplished was practically a miracle–All in three hours’ time!
And that is on top of feeding us all breakfast, giving us a shirt, and bringing the water, Gatorade, and ice! This was totally Amazing.
THANK YOU FP&L.
The Arc at the 2019 Chili Cook-off
Last Saturday (July 13, 2019) The Arc of St. Lucie County participated in the Chili Cook-off fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Cllubs.
The Chili Cook-off this year was held in the Fenn Center from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and we sold more than 120 bowls of chili.
Our theme was “We’re Amazing 1, 2, 3” (a Sesame Street book). Julia, the main character is a friend of Elmo’s who has Autism.
Do You Know About 2-1-1 ??
In times of crisis or for everyday needs…or if you just need someone to talk to… 211 is there for you!
2-1-1 is a resource center that helps people find help – everyday.
Countdown To: The Arc of St. Lucie County Golf Tourney!!
The Arc of St. Lucie County's Golf Tourney is on October 26, 2019!!
Our 2019 Golf Tournament is proudly presented by:
The Bernard Egan Foundation is this year’s Presenting Sponsor.
We are so grateful!!
JULY is Fragile X Awareness Month.
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability and the most common known genetic cause of autism or autism spectrum disorders.
Learn more about Fragile X Syndrome at: fragilex.org
.- More than 3 million US cases each year.
– Treatment can help, but this condition can’t be cured
– Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
– Requires a medical diagnosis.
Did you know?
About 2% of people are born with an intellectual or developmental disability.
2% of the population of the State of Florida is: 419,600 (as of 2017).
ASP Goes to The ELC
In June, our ASP Children’s Program went to The Environmental Learning Center. They had a terrific time!!
Adult Day Training (ADT)
Our ADT is better than ever with new programming, new management, and new activity centers. Now, participants rotate from one exciting activity to the next throughout the day. Field trips and lunch are also still provided.
Acitvity Centers: Goals Achievement, Art, Money Management, Activities of Daily Living Skills, Kitchen & Cooking training, Sensory Activities, Computer Lab (coming soon), Zumba, and Pre-vocational training in sorting and recycling.
Adult Day Training is for people with a documented diagnosis of an intellectual or developmental disability aged 18 or older. ADT runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm – Monday through Friday. Transportation options are often available.
Can we count on you?
With your gift, The Arc will continue our work to provide vital programs, transportation, and care to people with disabilities and support their full inclusion and participation in the community.
Over the past 10 years, the Florida Legislature has not provided Service Providers such as The Arc with much at all in rate increases. Yet the costs of providing our services continue to rise. The State of Florida, in fact, rates last (50th) in the USA in funding for the developmentally disabled. So we need your help.
$25 can provide snacks to the Children’s Program for a week.
$50 can provide classroom supplies in our Vocational Training Lab for 4 students.
$100 can help us provide lunches to 80 people in our Adult Day Training Program for a week.
$500 can help us provide transportation for our volunteers for a month.
$1,500 can help us get another computer for our computer lab.
$2,000 can provide (much needed) new chairs & tables for our ADT classrooms.
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